The following Charlotte Country Day School seniors were named National Merit semifinalists: Tim Bach, Will Froelich, Douglas Gledhill, Tony Hewett, Grey Joyner, Andrew Leggett, Courtney Ridenhour and Joanna Schneider.
They are among 16,000 semifinalists nationally. Finalists will be named in the spring. Country Day students Carter Bumgardner, Caitlin Cooper, Bess Dickens, Amanda Gadsden, Hill Hamrick, Ladd Hamrick, Lindsay Miller, James Reid and Biz Wallace were recently named Commended Scholars.
Covenant Day School student Lydia Baldwin was named a National Merit semifinalist.
Covenant Day School students Nicholas Davis, William Johnston and Brendan O'Boyle were named Commended Scholars.
CMS has scheduled free clinics for sixth-graders to get Tdap booster shots 3-6p.m. the following days, unless otherwise noted:
Wednesday at Albemarle Road Middle, for the East Learning Community.
Thursday at Kennedy Middle, for the West Learning Community.
Oct. 15 at James Martin Middle, for the Northeast Learning Community.
Oct. 16 at Community House Middle, for the South Learning Community (3:15-6 p.m.).
The state requires the Tdap shot for all students in sixth grade who have not had a booster shot with tetanus in the past five years. Parents should come with their children and bring their immunization records.
Students in the Achievement Zone may attend any clinic. Parents may also call the Health Department at 704-336-6500 or the C.W. Williams Health Center at 704-393-7720 to schedule an appointment.
John Modest, principal at West Charlotte High, and former CMS Deputy Superintendent Maurice Green were two of three finalists for 100 Black Men of Greater Charlotte's Man of the Year Award.
Details: www.100blackmenof charlotte.org.
The Charlotte Mathematics Club meets 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Providence Day School (5800 Sardis Road). Students in grades seven and above are invited.
Details: www.davidson.edu/ math/cmc, Harold Reiter at 704-687-4561 or Stephen Davis at 704-894-2343. The club's South Chapter, for students in grades four-six, meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, also at Providence Day. Details: www.math.uncc.edu/~hbrei ter/clubs/mmc.htm.
Trinity Episcopal School hosts an admissions open house for Spanish-speaking families of prospective students in kindergarten-eighth grade at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in the Dickson Dining Hall (750 E. Ninth St.).
A Spanish-speaking translator will be available. Details: Linda Ibsen at 704-358-8101, ext. 237, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte Christian School hosts admissions open houses for parents of prospective students in junior kindergarten and kindergarten 9:30 a.m. Oct. 16 and Oct. 28, first- through fifth-graders 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22, and rising middle- and upper-school students 3 p.m. Nov. 8.
Families may meet teachers, tour the campus and visit classrooms. To make a reservation: 704-366-5657, ext. 6503.
Charlotte Christian School's theater department hosts three plays to kick off its 2008-09 season.
The upper school's 45-minute productions of “As You Like It” and “So Help Me, God” will run back-to-back Thursday and Saturday. The middle school's production of “A Christmas Carol” runs Oct. 23 and 25. Saturday shows start at 2 p.m.; others begin at 7 p.m. Reserved floor seats are $10, general admission $7 at www.carolinatix.org.
Friends School of Charlotte hosts admissions open houses 9:30-11 a.m. Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 4 and 9:30-11 a.m. Dec. 5.
Details: David Kern at 704-567-9445 or fcs@caroli na.rr.com.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools hosts a community meeting on boundary options for the new middle school at Ridge Road and new elementary school at Salome Church Road 6-8 p.m. Monday at Newell Elementary (8601 Old Concord Road).
The school board is expected to hear a presentation on boundary recommendations Oct. 14 at the Government Center (600 E. 4th St.) and approve them Nov. 12.